We went to Fort Bragg over the forth of July. I got to christen my new folding art journal that my friend, Carmel Campbell in Oregon, and a SBS Klassmate, made for me! It's on beautiful toned paper that really soaks up paint. I used markers on this first page and they really pop off the page!
Same for the second part of this first spread ...
The next day, July 4th, I reverted to watercolors. (Winsor & Newton) As you can see the colors are nice, but not as vibrant as the markers. (Faber-Castell)
The people were abundant and gave me lots of opportunities for variety, men, women and children!
The following day I was still using watercolor paint ... these thirsty papers drank it in ... I went over it in ink again after painting it.
On our last day there I went back to markers. and some colored pencils too. It's fun trying different art supplies! I really like this new black Pentel pen I picked up while I was there.
I am part of a group of artists doing Every Day in July!
Our first day was to draw a caricature. It's easy to turn my dear 10 year old grandson into a caricature, as he has big ears to begin with! I did exaggerate them, however!
I stretched a bit for the next prompt which was "National Icon" and settled for the California State Bird icon! I've been in California all my life and it's a big state! I think we think we are a nation onto ourselves! In a good way, that is.
Third prompt is "Desert"... I drew these cacti from my imagination!
Meanwhile, back in Fort Bragg we went to the beach an that gave me a chance to meet the prompt for "Summertime".
Prompt #5 was "Something that made me feel Yucky!"
On July 6 I was to draw "Something I carry in my pocket", not much, as I carry most of my stuff (art supplies, journals, pens, markers, pencils, flip phone, money, in my back pack).
This week a new Klass in Sketchbook Skool began. It's called Playing, and we are being encouraged to use our imaginations as much as possible and to just have fun. This assignment was to lay down shapes using Gouache paints, and then see what you see in the shapes and draw that sparingly with pen! Mine fit in our return home from our long weekend away and Fred going off to pick up our cat.
Reflecting on the Coming Week!
Make it a creative one!
Wait till you see what I am doing in the next Sketchbook Skool Klasses for Summer,
Playing (July) and More Playing (August).
Next week will be a lot of fun here!
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